Discussions between you and your doctor or nurse are confidential. Where your care involves other members of our healthcare team or referral is required your information may be shared in support of that care. Do let us know if this is something you do not wish to take place. Please be assured we make every endeavour to ensure that matters you discuss are kept confidential.

Children who have reached the age of 16 are legally classed as adults, therefore parents still wishing to access their childrens information and results can collect from reception a ‘consent to share medical information’ form, for their child to sign. This will then be included in their medical record.

If a third party, for example an insurance company, wants to access your medical records, it can only be done after you have given permission in writing and it is your right to see any such information before it is sent on.

We will only disclose test results to you, unless you have given permission for someone else to get the result on your behalf. There are some occasions where we are legally bound to pass on confidential information without getting permission first. This would only happen to protect you or someone else from serious harm.

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information or visit NHS care records website.